Maida Vale Driving School

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which training is offered by Maida Vale Driving School. The provision of training is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions.

1. Driving license and fitness to drive

You must hold a current, valid driving license, provisional, full or international, and produce it on (or in advance of) your first training session. You must be fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements.

It is your responsibility to notify your Instructor of any matters which may affect your ability or entitlement to have driving tuition.

2. Payments

All tuition fees should be payable in advance (minimum of two hours). Payment can be made by cash or cheque. Any cheques offered for payment that are subsequently refused by the bank will be subject to an administration charge of £15.00.

3. Cancellation

If you need to cancel or re-arrange a lesson at least 48 hours notice will be required for single lessons of up to two hours duration. Longer lessons need a minimum of four days notice. Failure to give notice will result in a valid claim for an equivalent value in compensation (i.e., a cancellation fee will be charged or credited)

Your instructor will do everything possible to ensure that your lessons start and finish on time, but reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change lesson lengths and start/finish times under certain circumstances (e.g. dangerous weather conditions, mechanical breakdown, and or illness). In the event of postponement fees paid in advance will be carried forward.

The instructor reserves the right to cancel a lesson at short notice if it is suspected that the pupil may be unfit due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise) or any other condition that would cause his/her driving to be dangerous or illegal. In such circumstances the lesson fee will be payable.

All credited driving lessons must be used by you within one year. If you fail to make contact with us or your driving instructor for more than six month, you will lose any credited lessons and you will not be entitled to a refund.

You cannot sell or transfer lessons which have been purchased in your name to any other person.

All offers subject to change without any notice.

4. Bookings and Lesson duration

Your instructor will endeavour to maintain regular lesson slots at the same time each week to ensure continuity of learning, however, this cannot be guaranteed.

The minimum lesson period is one hour. If, for any reason, the instructor is late for the lesson he/she will make a concerted effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival. If the delay is greater than 15 minutes this time will be credited to the pupil and when possible the lesson will be extended by the time due – if this is not possible the extra time will be carried forward to the next suitable lesson.

5. Training Location

All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements are made in advance. The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons which ensures both the pupil’s and public safety – this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location; this journey time forms part of the lesson as paid for.

6. Training vehicles

Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed, insured for the purposes of driving tuition, fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls.

Pupils who require tuition in their own vehicle must supply evidence from their motor insurer that the car is covered for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment; the car must also be taxed and hold a current MOT certificate where appropriate.

7. Driving tests and bookings

Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of a driving school vehicle for test if he/she considers that provision of a vehicle could cause a risk to public safety.

While your instructor will make every effort to ensure that the vehicle supplied for test will be fully road worthy and comply with all legal requirements at the start of the test, he/she cannot be held responsible for vehicle failure that occurs during the test and is not liable for consequential loss.

Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DVSA due to bad weather, sickness, staff shortages or other reasons. Such cancellations are beyond the control of your instructor and therefore the full test fee will be charged. Your instructor will advise you about claiming compensation from the DVSA.

8. Instructor

If you have chosen to undertake on-road driving tuition in a motor vehicle, this agreement is between you, and your Maida Vale Driving School Franchised Instructor (an ‘Instructor’). No contractual liability shall arise or subsist between you and Maida Vale Driving School.

Maida Vale Driving School reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes on the web site. It is your responsibility to review the website terms and conditions regularly to ensure you are aware of the latest terms and conditions. Your use of this web site after a change has been posted will be deemed to signify your acceptance of the modified terms and conditions. We recommend that you print off and retain for your records a copy of these terms and conditions from time to time.